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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Penguin Place, Sweetest Christmas, Christmas Card, 2022 Stampin' Up!

This is what happens when you make it up as you go. I share them all with you.  After adding the leaves I started to like the card a little more. But it's not what I was expecting when I started.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I had gotten the strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Terri in a kit as a thank you for placing an order. I had received several kits. The DSP is from the "Sweet Christmas" 12" x 12" package. In the candy cane kit I was sent had three strips of DSP. Since I used a couple of candy canes on two other cards, I thought I would make a card from her kit. But I got lost along the way (LOL) and went a different route. I had taken those three strips of DSP for the kit cards and I taped them to a piece of Basic White card stock that measured 5-1/2" x 3". I cut the piece in half at 2-3/4" and I flipped it around. Then I taped those two pieces to a 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Really Red card stock and then that was taped to the front of the card, lining up the top, left and bottom equally as possible by eying it. 

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink. And after stamping I began die cutting the circles. I used the smallest circle in the "Layering Circles" for the words and the next largest one in Real Red for the layer. Then I die cut the largest circle in the set using Real Red card stock and I used the next size smaller circle on a piece of Basic White card stock. I taped the circles together, added Dimensionals behind them and set them aside. 

The candy canes are from the same "Sweetest Christmas" DSP package.  I had received mine already die cut. I taped the two together after arranging them to where I thought they looked the best. Then I added Dimensionals behind them. Then I had to remove some Dimensionals because I didn't pay attention to where they hung over the circle.  

I set the large circle in place on the front of the card, centering it on the right . Then I set the word piece in place.

Next the candy canes were set in place. I added the bow that came in my kit. And the leaves are from another kit I was sent. I had them sitting out and thought the candy canes could use something behind them since that area was so open and bright looking.  And that was it.

Not one of my favorites! And this is what you get when you make it up as you go with nothing in mind.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,


KardsbyKadie said...

What a FUN and CREATIVE way to use up all that extra DSP we have.
Just adorable Wanda.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such a fun use of the paper strips. Love the card!